City Announces MLK Day Closings


The city of Ottumwa has announced the closings and changed hours of service for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Monday, January 17 is the state and federal holiday to honor the birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City offices will be closed and some city services will have different hours due to the holiday. 

  • Offices at City Hall and the Ottumwa Public Works Central Garage will be closed Monday, January 17.
  • The Ottumwa Police Department Records Desk will be closed on Monday, January 17.
  • The Ottumwa, Calvary and Jewish Cemetery office at 1302 N. Court will be closed on Monday, January 17. 
  • The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 17. 
  • The Ottumwa/ Wapello Landfill and Recycling Center will be closed Monday, January 17.
  • Residential trash and recycling normally collected on Monday, January 17 will be picked up Tuesday the 18th.  North and South side bulk item collection as well as Christmas tree collection will be done on Thursday, January 20th the week of the holiday. All other collection trash and recycling routes are the same. No changes to county collection.     
  • The Beach Ottumwa will be open 5 A.M. to Noon for lap swim and regular programs on Monday, January 17.
  • Ottumwa Water and Hydro Offices at 230 Turner Drive will be open regular hours on Monday, January 17.

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